Fatwa ID: 01745
Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Does the wife have to cook for her husband
It has been the custom and practice since the time of the Prophet of Allah that the wife should serve her husband in the customary manner, by preparing food, washing his clothes, cleaning the house according to what is appropriate.
Saaidah Fatima would do all the household chores whilst Saaiduna Ali Radiallahu Anhu would carry out all the economic activities. The Prophet of Allah never objected to it.
However, it must be borne in mind that it is not a legal obligation of the wife to cook the meals or do the household chores. It is advisable that she performs these functions out of cooperation. (Contemporary Fatawa p.124)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.